Israel deploys full missile defenses against Syria

Citing secrecy requirements, Israel employs short-range Iron Dome, the mid-range Patriot and the long-range Arrow II.

MAJ. ITAMAR ABU (right) commands TA Iron Dome

MAJ. ITAMAR ABU (right) commands TA Iron Dome Photo: IDF Spokesman

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Israel is deploying all of its missile defenses as a precaution against possible Syrian retaliatory attacks should Western powers carry out threatened strikes on Syria, Army Radio said on Wednesday.

It did not say how many interceptor batteries were mobilized by Israel’s air defence corps. The missile defenses include the short-range Iron Dome, the mid-range Patriot and the long-range Arrow II.

Facing potentially imminent attack by the United States and other Western powers over its alleged use of chemical weapons, Damascus has hinted it could shoot back at the Jewish state, its old foe. Israel is also braced for rocket salvos from Hezbollah, Syria’s Lebanese militia ally.

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